15 Popular Interview Questions Answered
Candace Davies | A+ Resumes for Teachers
13) Do you enjoy teaching children? If so, how would I know if I observed your class?
What I most enjoy in teaching is hearing my students explain, in their own words, what they learned in a particular lesson and watching them enjoy participating in a lesson. When you observe my class, you will see that I get my students engaged in our discussions and activities. You will see that my students actively participate in each lesson. I make sure that all of them have a chance to speak, express their thoughts, and share them with the class. I enjoy how their faces brighten every time I recognize their efforts to learn by saying, “Very good,” “That’s a great idea,” “Good job,” and other encouraging phrases. At the end of the lesson, you will hear the students explain what they learned. Most of all, you’ll know that I enjoy teaching because the children in my class look happy.
14) How do you differentiate your teaching? Please provide a couple of examples.
My teaching is unique in the sense that while teaching approach is holistic, it is also inclusive and individualized. It is holistic because I not only share knowledge with my students, but I also elicit knowledge from them. For instance, when I was teaching mathematics, I didn’t simply teach formulas and methods of solving mathematical problems. I also explained to my students the value of understanding numbers and the great things we can use math for, such as the ability to think logically. I include all students in my lessons. For those who have difficulty, I use cooperative learning, peer tutors, and re-teaching techniques. I attend to the individual needs of the students by modifying assignments. For example, when I had a group of gifted children in my class, I regularly gave them special assignments to work on that would stimulate higher level thinking skills and had them present their work to the class.
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15) What can you contribute to our school community/teaching team?
I am the type of teacher who shares with my peers the classroom experiences that I have had, whether good or bad. I do this because I believe that this the best way for me and other teachers to improve our teaching. In this way, I get to share with them the best of my skills and, in return, they share with me the best of their skills. I also find that this is a very good way to learn how to handle situations that are difficult or unusual. The feeling of not being alone, but being part of a team of teachers, is what I can bring to the school. This will help build morale and a great working environment.
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Candace Davies is the author and owner of A+ Resumes for Teachers which has operated for 8 years http://resumes-for-teachers.com. Candace is a Global Career Management Strategist that is dedicated to assisting teachers, administrators, corporate trainers and other professions within the education sector. Her team partners with clients worldwide to create job search documents and provide interview and job search coaching to leverage their strengths, accomplishments, and unique selling points to capture their dream career. Candace is a dually Certified Resume Writer, Certified Interview Coach, Certified Employment Interview Professional, and an Associate Certified Career Coach.